...the Dancehall artist you can take home to your Mum!
Ruth Jamieson 2002
Women of the world rejoice! Not since Prince, Tom Jones and Barry White where in their prime, have you been so adored. Digressions on the wonders of weed aside, this album is one long ode to the ladeez; 'South American girls, Europe girls, Harlem girls, Jamaica girls, Down Under girls', Sean Paul loves us all.
Boy-band cheesy lines, ('You look good from head to shoelaces', and so on), bump and grind over deceptively simple tunes. This upbeat party album may seem more ditty than dutty but it should be praised for retaining a genuine dancehall flavour and for resisting the lucrative urge to Americanise.
Even more importantly, it passes the vital arse-winding test andSean'slow, sexy growl has lost none of its knee-to-jelly appeal.
The Trinity is a little tame compared to the harder, fiercer, dancehall artists that broke through to the UK mainstream in the wake of Dutty Rock. But the 'duttyone'still deserves respect for starting that crossover.
Sean Paul,the dancehall artist you can take home to your Mum!